The Nintendo Switch is still one of the world’s most powerful gaming systems and has garnered much public support and interest. However, one thing that you can really struggle with when using this platform is that it is hard to connect Bluetooth headphone devices to the Switch. If you had Samsung Buds at home, you may have thought how fun it would be to combine these two devices – so how can that really work?
To connect your Nintendo Switch with Samsung Buds, you need to have a Switch that can get recent updates. Since this is a new feature, you need to be able to have the update to connect the Buds. Then, a simple and easy process can be done in just a few minutes to connect the headphones as an audio device.
If you want to learn more about how to improve your experience on a Nintendo Switch, keep reading this article! We will explore the impact of connecting Samsung Buds. Not to mention, we also discuss the broader implications of the newest update to the Nintendo Switch software.
Audio Listening Options With The Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch was first introduced in 2017 and has grown in popularity. The Switch also has a large assortment of games that cater to a wide array of gamer niches. They have games ranging from single-player to multiplayer. Plus, the Switch also has the option to listen to music on Spotify. With this wide variety, there are also different ways in which people enjoy their gaming experience.
In many cases using headphones makes it a more private time. This helps not to disturb others or have the experience be easier while playing multiplayer games. It also helps in having a more immersive experience. For a long time, Switch users have had to depend on the headphone jack on the Switch or on special adaptors. These make it possible to pair with their Bluetooth headphones. As Bluetooth headphones have become more common in daily use, the demand for Nintendo to introduce Bluetooth Audio has grown.
On the other hand, with the rapidly growing popularity of Bluetooth headsets like the Apple AirPods and now Samsung’s Buds, gaming consoles need to catch up to the users’ needs and make their consoles compatible with Bluetooth headsets. Until now, Nintendo Switch gamers relied on third-party adapters or special dongles to connect their wireless earbuds.
Until recently, connecting your Bluetooth headphones to your Switch was impossible, hindering the entire gaming experience. But with the new update in their software, Nintendo Switch has finally made it possible for us to pair Bluetooth headsets with the Switch console. This article will help guide you through the process that applies to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and the Nintendo Switch OLED model.
Connecting Samsung Buds To Your Switch
Here are easy and straightforward instructions for getting started and connecting your Samsung Buds. Before starting, you need to update your Nintendo Switch system software to the latest version of 13.0.0. To do this, you can go to the system settings.
The cog symbol represents this on the home screen. Then scroll down to select the ‘system update’ option, follow the prompts, and download the latest update. Make sure the Switch is connected to the WiFi for the whole process. The Switch will restart as the update is being downloaded. Once it has been updated, here are the steps to connect your Samsung Buds to your Nintendo Switch.
- Select the ‘System Settings’ (cog) on the home screen.
- Scroll down and select the ‘Bluetooth Audio’ option on the left-hand side of the screen.
- Select the ‘Add Device’ option that shows up on the right-hand side of the screen
- Keep your headphones nearby and make sure they are in pairing mode. For your Samsung Buds, put them in your ears and hold the touchpad for a few seconds)
- In a few seconds, the name of your headphones should appear. Select the headphones
- Another prompt will show that your device is connected. Click yes, and now you should be able to enjoy your new headphone experience on your Switch.
If you face any problems, go through the steps once again.
The Impact Of Updates On The Nintendo Switch
While this update has been long-awaited, there are a few rules to consider while using Bluetooth audio. This is because they make things slightly complicated for avid Switch users. The first thing to remember while using Bluetooth audio on your Switch is that only up to two wireless controllers can be connected to your Bluetooth headset. So if you plan to use more than two wireless controllers at a time, you will have to use a different audio source.
Moreover, even though you can pair up to 10 devices with your Nintendo Switch, you can only use one device simultaneously. Secondly, you must remember that Bluetooth audio will be disconnected while using Location Communication. What this means for gamers is that you cannot use Bluetooth audio simultaneously to start a local-wireless multiplayer game.
Lastly, this update applies to Bluetooth headphones, as microphones are not yet supported on this update.
Therefore, think twice before going ahead and using your Bluetooth microphone on your Switch. Nintendo noted on their website that there are also chances you may experience audio latency while using the Bluetooth Audio on your Switch. So there is no need to worry if you encounter any similar problems.
There is no doubt that the Nintendo Switch comes with limitations that can cause some complications. Still, you must remember that if you want to play single-player games with two or fewer controllers at a time, you can use the Bluetooth audio without any issues. The addition of this update brings more convenience for the fans that have been patiently waiting for it, and it is still beneficial for enjoying your single-player gaming experience.